Things to do for October 05, 2016

This New Brunch Place Defies Notions of Time and Space

So That’s Nice. But Also, There’s a Sausage Battle Royale.

By Sam Eichner

Go, Speed Weekend, go.

Wednesday
This May Yield Some Very Fine Date Nights
EAR TO THE GROUND

This May Yield Some Very Fine Date Nights

Ear Taxi is a six-day contemporary classical music festival, during which you can take a date to...

—A classical composition from indie-rock band Tortoise.
—A superstar soprano’s concert of songs inspired by poet Carl Sandburg.
—An electronic fable about solitude.

Scratch that last one.

Thursday
All Brunch, All the Time
AMERICAN BEAUTY

All Brunch, All the Time

To hell with the weekend. You want brunch now. And you’re going to get it at Hutch American Café, the new all-day, every-day bruncheteria in River North that’ll sate your cravings for fried chicken and biscuits, tenderloin benedicts and Bloody Marys whenever they may arise. Fair.

Friday
Your New Happy Place in Lincoln Park
WILLOW AND BEHOLD

Your New Happy Place in Lincoln Park

Willow Room is a swanky new lounge near Steppenwolf where you can enjoy a glass of wine and eat duck prosciutto and fine Wisconsin cheeses. Maybe you’ll go before a show. Maybe you’ll go after a show. Maybe you’ll go on a random Tuesday. Random Tuesdays work, too.

Now open, Willow Room, 1800 N Halsted St, 312-982-2151

Saturday
“Bye, Andersonville. Hi, West Loop.” —⁠Notre
WESTWORLD

“Bye, Andersonville. Hi, West Loop.” —⁠Notre

Bad news: Notre’s Andersonville shop is temporarily closed. Good news: They’ve got a spartan new West Loop outpost with a gallery of shoes (read: Horween leather boots) and other fall-forward items like garment-dyed bombers and A.P.C. denim. Not news: Your attitude toward fall-forward items.

Sunday
Only One Sausage Can Be King
ENCASED YOU MISSED IT

Only One Sausage Can Be King

This Sunday, the Polish-Korean sausage pros at Kimski/Maria’s are hosting a sausage battle royale. Three sausages (from Publican Quality Meats, Haymarket and Kimski) will vie for your vote. There’ll also be a sausage-eating contest and a relay race with a sausage baton. As if there weren’t enough sausage involved already.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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